The mobility of our operations enabled us to provide emergency responses to specific needs as they were detected. We deployed teams to work on Mexico’s northern border, in Nuevo Laredo, Tamaulipas state, and Ciudad Acuña, Coahuila state, as well as in the south, where we assisted migrants arriving in Tapachula city, Chiapas state. Our Comprehensive Care Center in Mexico City continued to offer medical, psychological, physical therapy, and social work care to migrants, refugees, and Mexican citizens who have been victims of extreme violence.
Caring for victims of violence
In September, we decided to reorient our project in Reynosa and Matamoros, Tamaulipas state, where we had been providing care for victims of violence and sexual violence since 2019, to assist thousands of migrants trapped in precarious conditions in shelters and makeshift camps. As well as medical and psychological consultations, we ran health promotion activities, offered social support, and distributed drinking water and hygiene kits.
In the autumn, we launched an emergency intervention in Mexico City focused on health promotion activities to support institutions to address the needs of the huge influx of migrants, mainly from Haiti.
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